Bence Mulcahy were engaged by Our Place, a group representing a number of Tasmanian community organisations, to undertake a masterplan for Hobart’s Macquarie Point. The masterplan brief included a strong focus on indigenous reconciliation and an emphasis on housing.
The Macquarie Masterplan includes 1000 new homes in a number of configurations and tenure types. It proposes space for the relocation of a number of significant public institutions as anchor tenants, including the Australian Antarctic Program Headquarters and the State Library of Tasmania.
The centrepiece of the masterplan is a nationally significant Truth and Reconciliation Park and Indigenous Cultural Centre.
An emphasis on natural features enhance and make connections to the site’s place in the wider landscape, while research and mapping of the site’s pre-colonial history is a key driver for the masterplan.
The masterplan proposes an urban renewal project which provides answers for Hobart’s needs and addresses its many issues. It is about hope and pride, truth and the future. It’s about our place.
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